Latest posts by Dovefromabove

What is it?

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 13:52

The shrub looks like a cornus (bit hard to tell but ... )  usually grown for lovely colour of the young stems in the winter.  Cut it hard back to about 12" high (called coppicing)  in the spring and it'll grow new long whippy branches ... when the leaves fall next autumn the new young stems should be a glorious red 

The plant in the red pot is a houseplant ... Crassula  ... 

If you want to keep it I'd repot it and  take it indoors.  It'll die outside in the cold and wet.

Not sure about the last one. 

What is it?

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 13:16

That's the perennial cornflower, Centaurea montana

a lovely thing 

Next year's daffodils coming through already

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 10:55

Tough as old boots   We used to frequently get late snowfall in March/April ... Ma called it 'the Daffy snow' ........ now it hardly ever happens but I remember it well from my childhood.  

Next year's daffodils coming through already

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 10:41

They'll be fine ... no need to worry about them , they know what they're doing    ... they'll slow down, even stop, as the weather gets colder and frost and snow won't damage them, and then they'll start growing again in the spring.  Just be careful not to walk on them if they're covered with snow.  

To Fell Or Not To Fell

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 10:33

This may be of interest 

It seems that being in a Conservation Area is the important point.  

Over wintering agapanthas

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 10:09

I have a large container rammed full of Agapanthus Sky Rocket which stays out on the terrace over winter here in Norfolk.  I wrap the pots in bubblewrap to potect the terracotta but the plants seem fine.  As you'll see from this old thread on the same subject, I've had them for several years now. 

Can you identify this grass please?

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 08:59

That really is rather splendid isn't it?  I wonder where I could find room ............... I see Beth Chatto sells them 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 08:55

Breakfast, picked two days ago 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 07:53

Good morning all 

I make porridge with water and keep a couple of cartons of 'steri' milk in cupboard. 

My children  were born in '72 and '76  ... OH was born in '70. 

Looks as if we're in for a calm day, the cloud cover is high and thin and it is still mild. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 22:49

 Sweet dreams all ...............

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